Intensive Management Trail

Length: 1.08 miles  |  Elevation Gain: 85.0 feet  |  
  • Trailhead: 547 Gate, 540 Gate, Intensive Management Trailhead, Intensive Management Toilet, 547 Gate, 540 Gate, Intensive Management Trailhead & Intensive Management Toilet
  • Season: Year-round hikers, open only April 15-October 31 for mountain bikers
  • Hours: Daylight
  • Family Friendly: Yes

The Intensive Management Trail can be accessed from the parking lot located northwest of Peavy Lodge in Peavy Arboretum. This trail is open to hikers year-round and is open to mountain bikes between April 15th and October 31st. Intensive Management Trail is not open to equestrians. During the winter months this trail can become saturated and muddy. Intensive Management Trail passes through an area of McDonald Forest managed as mature forest for many types of wildlife to call home. Some tree species grown within this area are harvested to produce wood products used for building materials.Intensive Management Trail is a one mile loop with a 26 foot gain in elevation that provides a wonderful learning opportunity regarding the effects of forest management. Interpretative signs describing each management choice and its effects are located along the trail. Visitors are able to travel this loop and see firsthand how a forest responds to different management techniques. Douglas-fir, Pacific madrone, and ponderosa pine can be seen along this trail. Journey out to Intensive Management Trail and learn about forest research and management techniques while enjoying a hike! A self-guided tour is available for visitors to use in learning about intensive management practices on this trail, and can be accessed by following this link:

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Trail attributes

  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Dogs allowed under voice control
  • Hike
  • Historic Interest
  • Interpretative Programs
  • Interpretative Signs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Restroom
  • Run
  • Wildlife Watching

Know before you go:

  • Dogs: Only on leash
  • Site Fee: None
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College Forests (Sam Dussel)
College Forests (Sam Dussel)
College Forests (Sam Dussel)

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